A North Carolina father-of-one spent 24 hours in jail for refusing to wear a mask as ordered by a judge despite no state or county mandates in place.
Gregory Hahn, 47, a US Navy veteran, was among several of 98 jury duty candidates called to Harnett County court who showed up not wearing a mask because there were no such rules or warnings in place, WRAL reports.
Despite the fact that masks aren’t required in the building, Judge Winston Charles Gilchrist mandated that everyone in his courtroom wear a mask.
When Hahn refused, the judge warned him that he would be held in contempt of court and could spend a month in jail, but the man refused to back down.
‘I said, ‘I’m not going to wear a mask,’ and he goes, ’24 hours in the Harnett County jail,” Hahn recalled Friday on Tucker Carlson Tonight.